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White, Elizabeth S.; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Applied Developmental Science, 2019
We examined the degree to which civic learning activities and civic discussion in the classroom were associated with children's civic engagement in the upper elementary grades. We also explored the types of civic activities used by teachers during middle childhood. Survey data were collected from 359 ethnically and economically diverse 4th-6th…
Descriptors: Civics, Learning Activities, Correlation, Learner Engagement
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Madjar, Nir; Chohat, Ronny – Educational Psychology, 2017
The current study aimed to explore the concept of transition self-efficacy, which is defined as individuals' subjective evaluation of their ability to execute the actions required for a successful transition from elementary to middle school. The study followed a sample of 128 sixth-grade students for 2 consecutive years (before and after the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Self Concept
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Park, Jongman; Kim, Minkee; Jang, Shinho – International Education Studies, 2017
This quantitative research examined factors that affect elementary students' creativity and how those factors correlate. Aiming to identify significant factors that affect creativity and to clarify the relationship between these factors by path analysis, this research was designed to be a stepping stone for creativity enhancement studies. Data…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary School Students, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Berkovich, Izhak; Eyal, Ori – Journal of Educational Administration, 2017
Purpose: Empirical evidence links transformational school leadership to teachers' autonomous motivation and affective organizational commitment. Little empirical research, however, has focused on the emotional mechanisms behind these relations. Following the argument in the literature that transformational leadership can transform followers'…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teacher Motivation, Path Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Zhang, Linlin; Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D.; Eisenberg, Nancy; Spinrad, Tracy L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2017
In this two-wave longitudinal study, concurrent and longitudinal relations among teacher-reported shyness, peer acceptance, and academic achievement were examined (Ns = 162 and 155; and Ms[subscript age] = 6.09 and 7.07 years). Concurrently, at both times, shyness was negatively related to peer acceptance and academic achievement, and peer…
Descriptors: Shyness, Peer Acceptance, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies
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Sebanc, Anne M.; Guimond, Amy B.; Lutgen, Jeff – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2016
This study investigates whether friendship quality, academic achievement, and mastery goal orientation predict each other across the transition to middle school. Participants were 146 Latino students (75 girls) followed from the end of elementary school through the first year of middle school. Measures included positive and negative friendship…
Descriptors: Correlation, Middle School Students, Friendship, Path Analysis
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Sad, Süleyman Nihat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the perceived efficacy and willingness levels of prospective classroom teachers to teach English at the primary level. The study was designed as a baseline descriptive survey, followed by complementary correlational and ex post facto models. Participants were 251 prospective classroom teachers. Data was collected…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), English Instruction
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Upadyaya, Katja; Eccles, Jacquelynne – Educational Psychology, 2015
This study investigated to what extent primary school teachers' perceptions of their students' ability and effort predict developmental changes in children's self-concepts of ability in math and reading after controlling for students' academic performance and general intelligence. Three cohorts (N?=?849) of elementary school children and their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills, Reading Ability
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Long, Anna C. J.; Cook, Clayton R. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2015
This study reports on the initial development and validation of the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ) with a sample of 1,002 students in Grades 6-8. The SSWQ is a 16-item self-report instrument for assessing youths' subjective wellbeing at school, which is operationalized via 4 subscales measuring school connectedness, academic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Questionnaires, Well Being, Test Construction
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Hubert, Blandine; Guimard, Philippe; Florin, Agnès; Tracy, Alexis – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: Several recent studies carried out in the United States and abroad (i.e., Asia and Europe) have demonstrated that the ability of young children to regulate their behavior (including inhibitory control, working memory, attentional control) significantly predicts their academic achievement. The current study examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Control, Academic Achievement, Nursery Schools
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Flynn, Megan; Rudolph, Karen D. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
This study examined the proposal that difficulty understanding one's emotional experiences (i.e., deficits in emotional clarity) would interfere with the formulation of adaptive responses to interpersonal stress, which would then predict depressive symptoms. This process was examined across 3 years (fourth to sixth grade) during early…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Depression (Psychology), Developmental Stages, Adolescents
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Runions, Kevin C. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
Background: The role of reactive aggression in the development of peer victimization remains unclear due in part to a failure to account for confounding problems of behavioural undercontrol (e.g., hyperactivity). As well, the school social context has rarely been examined to see whether these risks are mediated by relationships with teachers.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Victims, Behavior Problems, Path Analysis
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Juha – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The study examined the role of motivation in students' performance and engagement in elementary and middle school physical education. Cross-lagged relationships between performance and engagement were investigated across Grades 6-9. A total of 763 (365 girls, 398 boys) Finnish school students (11- to 12-year old) were followed across three years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Expectation
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Zhao, Ningning; Valcke, Martin; Desoete, Annemie; Zhu, Chang; Sang, Guoyuan; Verhaeghe, JeanPierre – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The present study aims at exploring predictors influencing mathematics performance. In particular, the study focuses on internal students' characteristics (gender, age, metacognitive experience, mathematics self-efficacy) and external contextual factors (GDP of school location, parents' educational level, teachers' educational level, and teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students
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Agoston, Anna M.; Rudolph, Karen D. – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2013
This research examined two pathways through which depressive symptoms contribute to low social status (i.e., neglect and rejection) within the peer group over time: (a) depressive symptoms promote socially helpless behavior and consequent neglect by peers; and (b) depressive symptoms promote aggressive behavior and consequent rejection by peers.…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Early Adolescents, Social Status, Peer Groups
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